Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
Featuring: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, Seether, Escape the Fate & Sevendust
September 10, 2011
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Buffalo, NY
Photos by: Jeff Gerew
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
August 30, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
The 2011 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival returns in 2011 for it’s second year. The tour kicks off on August 26th and will run through October 15th. Full list of dates coming soon.
The tour will feature Avenged Sevenfold along with Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate and Seether all performing on the main stage. On the Best Buy Music Gear Stage fans will find Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue their alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with the Road 2 Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing AMA licensed professional motocross and supercross riders with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries. The organization also provides motivational, emotional and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.
A portion of the proceeds of each Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival ticket sold will benefit Child Find of America and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. More information on Child Find of America and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation can be found at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.
Avenged Sevenfold, the hardest working band in rock, has kicked off their Welcome To The Family Tour with Three Days Grace and Bullet For My Valentine in the support slots. We caught their recent show at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA, check out our gallery from the show below.
The band is hot off of winning three Revolver Golden God awards and they just released a new song titled “Not Ready To Die”. The song The song is featured in Call of the Dead, one of five new maps in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation content pack – available now on Xbox Live. You can buy the song on iTunes here.
To find out when Avenged Sevenfold will be in your town, check out the remaining Welcome To The Family tour dates here.
Bullet For My Valentine will return to the U.S. in May to hit the road with Avenged Sevenfold and Three Days Grace on a 18-date trek that kicks off on May 3 in Springfield, MA at the Mass Mutual Center. Check out the full list of dates below.
Additionally, Halestorm will also be supporting on a few select headlining dates at the end of the tour.
May 3 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center
May 4 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall*
May 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 7 Charlotte, NC Metrolina Trade Show Expo
May 9 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
May 10 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
May 11 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May 13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
May 14 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
May 15 Indianola, IA National Balloon Classic Field
May 17 Lubbock, TX LoneStar Amphitheatre
May 18 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
May 19 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
May 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (Indoor Stage)*
May 22 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium*May 24 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club *#
May 25 Providence, RI Lupo’s *#
May 26 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*#
*Avenged Sevenfold and Three Days Grace not playing
# Halestorm supporting
Avenged Sevenfold has revealed plans for a new “Welcome To The Family” Tour. Joining them on the tour will be Three Days Grace (all dates) and Sevendust (April 22 – May 1) and Bullet For My Valentine (May 3 -20).
“Welcome To The Family” Tour Dates:
4/22 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
4/23 Little Rock, AR Edgefest @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
4/25 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
4/26 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
4/27 Rockford, IL MetroCentre
4/29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
4/30 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
5/03 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center
5/07 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
5/09 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
5/10 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
5/11 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
5/13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
5/14 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Center
5/15 Des Moines, IA Lazerfest @ Ntnl Balloon Classic Launch Field
5/17 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
5/18 San Antonio, TX Illusions Theater – Alamo Dome
5/21 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range @ Crew Stadium
Avenged Sevenfold has announced that their new drummer will be Arin Ilejay, formerly of the Southern California Christian rock band Confide. Here’s the message from the band:
We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time studio drum tech, Mike Fasano, recommended Arin Ilejay. We’ve rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We’re very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have.
Thanks for your never ending support. It means the world to us.
See you on the Nightmare After Christmas
Mike Portnoy took to his Facebook Page to tell fans about his departure from Avenged Sevenfold:
Yes, the rumours are true…sadly my time with Avenged Sevenfold has come to an end…
The band has decided to carry on into 2011 without me…I had a great time with them throughout 2010, but it was their choice to end the relationship at the end of 2010 as was always the initial plan….
I had an awesome time on stage with the guys every night and have so many cool memories from the experience with them…I am proud to always be part of the A7X family and history.
I also adore the A7X fans and totally appreciate the way they welcomed me aboard and were so loving and supportive during my time with the band…thank you!
As far as my future, I am excited by the endless musical possibilities that lie ahead of me…my love for music runs very deep and my taste is very broad and ecclectic which will give me the chance to explore many different things and collaborate with many great friends and artists I admire and respect…
Happy Holidaze to you all and c-ya in the New Year,
Avenged Sevenfold recently announced they won’t be performing at Soundwave Festival in Australia. As soon as we hear any news about who will be behind the kit for them we’ll let you know. Best of luck to Mike Portnoy and his future projects!